Cynthia Nixon plans to marry girlfriend
On-screen, Miranda’s love-life was never as explosive as her cast mates’ but, in real life, the star who plays the Sex and the City character, Cynthia Nixon, has raised more eyebrows than the other three women put together.
The actress – who plays sensible lawyer Miranda Hobbes in the hit show and new movie – caused controversy when she left the father of her two children, English professor Danny Moyes, for another woman, activist Christine Marinoni – who she now plans to marry.
Speaking to the Mirror, Cynthia, who recently recovered from a battle with breast cancer, revealed: ‘If it becomes legal I think we would. ‘It’s something my girlfriend is interested in and it was not something my boyfriend ever was.
‘I think that to get married to her would be a little act of rebellion. It’s like if you’ve never had the vote and then you get it you’re going to run out there and vote.
‘I always avoided marriage in the past and was always very wary of it. I felt like it was potentially a trap. People sometimes want the party, the gifts and the public celebration of this big love – they’re excited about that rather than about the lifetime commitment. So I always steered clear of it.’
She says that she refused to talk about the union until all the furore surrounding the situation had died down, adding: ‘I started dating my girlfriend in January 2004 and the press got wind of it around the September.
‘There was a lot of attention and it was crazy. I said I was romantically involved with a woman, but I wasn’t going to talk about it until everybody calmed down.
‘I never felt like there was an unconscious part of me that woke up or came out of the closet. There wasn’t a struggle or an attempt to suppress. I met this woman and I fell in love with her.
‘In terms of my sexual orientation, I don’t really feel that I changed. I don’t feel any different than I did before. I don’t feel like there was some hidden part of myself that I wasn’t aware of.’
She continued: ‘I had been with men all my life and I had never met a woman I had fallen in love with before. But when I did, it didn’t seem so strange. I don’t define myself. I’m just a woman in love with another woman.’